The Coalition’s False Employment Boast

601879-joblessBill Shorten addressed the National Press Club on Tuesday and committed a future Labor government to a policy of full employment. When asked by Leigh Sales on ABC’s 7.30 Tuesday evening what he considered to be an acceptable unemployment level, he said 5%.

It was a safe answer, but not the right answer. Full employment should mean just that; he should have answered, 0%. Full employment means a full time job for everyone who wants one and a part time job for everyone who wants one.

 

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Two Questions Scott Morrison Needs to be Asked.

scott_ghostIn the next few months, media writers, commentators and interviewers will find politicians breaking down doors in an effort to have themselves heard on radio, written about in print and seen on television.

There’s nothing like an election to remind politicians they are public servants, no better time for them to stick their heads up and say, ‘vote for me, vote for me.’

 

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A Message for the Swinging Voter.

untitledIf you are a swinging voter would you, in the light of this government’s behaviour over the past 30 months, think that they deserve to be returned to power at a general election?

Before you answer, consider the litany of broken promises wrapped up in the disastrous 2014 budget. Consider the resignations of 14 government ministers in less than three years. Consider their record on the economy, or more accurately, their lack of it. Most of all, consider the dysfunctional behaviour of Tony Abbot.

 

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Morrison misreads the state of the Economy

scottThe latest national accounts figures for the December quarter, as boring as they may be to some, caused the Treasurer, Scott Morrison to be upbeat about the direction the Australian economy is heading. He is being premature.

 

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Turnbull, the Puppet P.M.

imageAfter observing Malcolm Turnbull for the past five months, nothing could be clearer to the shrewd onlooker. If his accession to the leadership was to signal something different, a new direction, a policy reversal of any kind, it would have happened by now.

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A Government of Amateurs

idiotsScott Morrison’s own ideology has come back to bite him and his government where it hurts; their own credibility as economic managers is in tatters.

 

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Network

 

Is the pressure starting to tell on Malcolm Turnbull?

imageIn challenging and winning the Liberal party leadership and the prize of becoming prime minister, he was responsible for sending a wave of relief across the country.

He got rid of an embarrassing, bumbling, ‘foot in mouth’ prone Tony Abbott and we were all extremely grateful. We immediately gave him the credit he deserved. Malcolm started by telling us how exciting it was to be an Australian. It was a bit corny but we went along with it, so happy we were that he wasn’t Tony Abbott.

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Authority

 

 

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